Fees for Certain Services

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:5)

Comment By: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


This proposed rule amends Section 101-03 of Chapter 100 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to fees payable to the Department, to include fees for responding to requests submitted to the Department for

 o   variation of the Construction Codes

 o   variation of the 1968 or prior Building Code

 o   variation of section 277.16 of the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL) for Article 7B buildings

 o   pre-determination request with respect to the Zoning Resolution, Construction Codes or 1968 or prior

      Building Code before application for construction document approval is submitted

 o   appeal after two reviews that consist of (1) a plan examination objection and (2) an affirmation of that

      objection (“Appeal Determination”)

 o   appeal of an Appeal Determination.

The authority of the Department of Buildings for this rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 28-112.1 of the New York City Administrative Code.

The Department provides a service when current or prospective applicants request a variation of the Codes, or a pre-determination or determination interpreting certain provisions of the Zoning Resolution or the Codes, Appeal Determinations and appeals from such determinations.  These requests may be made using either a Zoning Resolution Determination Form (ZRD1) or a Construction Code Determination Form (CCD1) or any subsequently created determination forms.  .

The proposed rule adds fees for processing variations, pre-determinations, Appeal Determinations and appeals from such determinations using either a ZRD1 or CCD1 Form or any subsequently created determination form.  These fees will cover the administrative costs incurred by the Department in reviewing these requests and appeals.

Pursuant to section 1043(d)(4)(iii) of the New York City Charter, certification of this proposed rule pursuant to Local Law 46 of 2010 is not required.

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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

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Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007